Narration in the Fiction Film

In this study, David Bordwell offers a comprehensive account of how movies use fundamental principles of narrative representation, unique features of the film medium, and diverse story-telling patterns to construct their fictional ...

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136099168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Invisible Storytellers

"Let me tell you a story," each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice—an off-screen narrator—for all or part of the story.

Author: Sarah Kozloff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520909666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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"Let me tell you a story," each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice—an off-screen narrator—for all or part of the story. From Wuthering Heights and Double Indemnity to Annie Hall and Platoon, voice-over narration has been an integral part of American movies. Through examples from films such as How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve, The Naked City, and Barry Lyndon, Sarah Kozloff examines and analyzes voice-over narration. She refutes the assumptions that words should only play a minimal role in film, that "showing" is superior to "telling," or that the technique is inescapably authoritarian (the "voice of god"). She questions the common conception that voice-over is a literary technique by tracing its origins in the silent era and by highlighting the influence of radio, documentaries, and television. She explores how first-person or third-person narration really affects a film, in terms of genre conventions, viewer identification, time and nostalgia, subjectivity, and reliability. In conclusion she argues that voice-over increases film's potential for intimacy and sophisticated irony.

Sense of Film Narration

This book investigates the sensuous qualities of narration in the feature-length fiction film.

Author: Ian Garwood

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748678419

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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This book investigates the sensuous qualities of narration in the feature-length fiction film.

Cinematic Narration and its Psychological Impact

Proceeding from these positions, this book considers a number of practical issues of cinematic narration with which filmmakers, theorists and cineastes are frequently confronted: What is storytelling, and how may we objectify the ...

Author: Peter Wuss

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806879

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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Film provides experience potential. Contemporary cognitive psychology gives the opportunity to define this impact on the film spectators’ mind in regard to different aspects of cognition, imagination and emotion. Proceeding from these positions, this book considers a number of practical issues of cinematic narration with which filmmakers, theorists and cineastes are frequently confronted: What is storytelling, and how may we objectify the regularities to be found at work in different modes of narration in the fiction film, among them structural principles of “art-cinema” which are often experienced on a level beneath conscious reception? What is the role of the element of conflict in the process of narration, and what are the effects that the representation of conflict situations on the screen has on the viewers’ emotions? How can we define “cinematic tension” and also “suspense”, and how does each influence the disposition of the audience? What constitutes a “reality-effect” in fiction films, and how can it vary in different modes of storytelling? How are a given protagonists’ dreams, fantasies and play behaviour integrated both into the course of narrative events and into the development of the spectator’s imageries and ideas? And finally: How do film genres work on a psychological level? Providing a theoretical framework for further empirical research, the book outlines a differentiated model for analysing key devices of cinematic narration in view of their impact on the spectators’ mind.

Overhearing Film Dialogue

Through informative discussions of dozens of classic and contemporary films—from Bringing Up Baby to Terms of Endearment, from Stagecoach to Reservoir Dogs--this lively book provides the first full-length study of the use of dialogue in ...

Author: Sarah Kozloff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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Since the birth of cinema, film has been lauded as a visual rather than a verbal medium; this sentiment was epitomized by John Ford's assertion in 1964 that, "When a motion picture is at its best, it is long on action and short on dialogue." Little serious work has been done on the subject of film dialogue, yet what characters say and how they say it has been crucial to our experience and understanding of every film since the coming of sound. Through informative discussions of dozens of classic and contemporary films—from Bringing Up Baby to Terms of Endearment, from Stagecoach to Reservoir Dogs--this lively book provides the first full-length study of the use of dialogue in American film. Sarah Kozloff shows why dialogue has been neglected in the analysis of narrative film and uncovers the essential contributions dialogue makes to a film's development and impact. She uses narrative theory and drama theory to analyze the functions that dialogue typically serves in a film. The second part of the book is a comprehensive discussion of the role and nature of dialogue in four film genres: westerns, screwball comedies, gangster films, and melodramas. Focusing on topics such as class and ethnic dialects, censorship, and the effect of dramatic irony, Kozloff provides an illuminating new perspective on film genres.

Wag the Dog A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com.

Author: Eleftheria Thanouli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441122810

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Wag the Dog is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the established boundaries between the fiction and nonfiction tradition, as Barry Levinson, the director, embeds his interest in documentary filmmaking and complicates the issue of narrative agency in the way he frames the story. The examination of the historical and social context in which it was produced, exhibited and received worldwide enables the author to illuminate a series of changes in the way a fiction film reflects and interacts with reality, urging us to reconsider some of our central and long-standing concepts or even paradigms in film theory. Eleftheria Thanouli provides new insights into a series of issues from both classical and contemporary film theory, like the conceptual and ontological stakes in the use of digital technology, the impact of mass media on public memory and the political role of cinema in a globalized and conglomerated world.

Film Art An Introduction

Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

Author: Kristin Thompson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0073535109

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

Narrative Comprehension and Film

Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen.

Author: Edward Branigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136129322

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Narrative is one of the ways we organise and understnad the world. It is found everywhere: not only in films and books, but also in everday conversations and in the nonfictional discourses of journalists, historians, educators, psychologists, attorneys and many others. Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen. Individual analyses of classical narratives form the basis of a complex study of every aspect of filmic fiction exploring, for example, subjectivity in Lady in the Lake, multiplicity in Letter from and Unknown Woman, post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil.

Digital Storytelling

In Digital Storytelling, Shilo McClean shows how digital visual effects can be a tool of storytelling in film, adding narrative power as do sound, color, and "experimental" camera angles—other innovative film technologies that were once ...

Author: Shilo T. McClean

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262134651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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How digital visual effects in film can be used to support storytelling: a guide for scriptwriters and students.

Story and Discourse

Provides a comprehensive approach to a general theory of narrative, in both verbal and visual media.

Author: Seymour Benjamin Chatman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080149186X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Provides a comprehensive approach to a general theory of narrative, in both verbal and visual media.

Seeing Fictions in Film

Literary fiction is recounted by a voice of some sort--the narrator. George M. Wilson explores the strategies of cinematic narration, and argues that this prompts viewers to imagine seeing and hearing events in the fictional world.

Author: George M. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199594894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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What happens when we view a movie? Do we actually see the fiction, and if so how? Literary fiction is recounted by a voice of some sort--the narrator. George M. Wilson explores the strategies of cinematic narration, and argues that this prompts viewers to imagine seeing and hearing events in the fictional world.

Film History An Introduction

This book introduce the history of film as it is presently conceived, written, and taught by its most accomplished scholars. However, this book is not a distillation of everything that is known about film history.

Author: Kristin Thompson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133235429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 780

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This book introduce the history of film as it is presently conceived, written, and taught by its most accomplished scholars. However, this book is not a distillation of everything that is known about film history.

Film Art

This edition has been re-designed in colour greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. The text is supported by a CD-ROM with video clips, and text-specific website.

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134482582

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 505

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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own. This edition has been re-designed in colour greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. The text is supported by a CD-ROM with video clips, and text-specific website.

Erz hlen und Erz hltheorie im 20 Jahrhundert

Narration in the Fiction Film . London : Routledge . Branigan , Edward ( 1984 ) .
Point of View in the Cinema : A Theory of Narration and Subjectivity in Classical
Film . Berlin : Mouton Publishers . - ( 1992 ) . Narrative Comprehension and Film .

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ISBN: OSU:32435066404617

Category: English literature

Page: 412

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Pulling Focus

Pulling Focus: Intersubjective Experience and Narrative Film questions how cinematic narratives relate to and affect ethical life.

Author: Jane Stadler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441186492

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The most powerful films have an afterlife. Their sensory appeal and their capacity to elicit involvement in story, character and conflict reaches beyond the screen to subtly reframe the way spectators view ethical issues and agents within the narrative, and in the world outside the cinema. Pulling Focus: Intersubjective Experience and Narrative Film questions how cinematic narratives relate to and affect ethical life. Extending Martha Nussbaum and Wayne Booth's work on moral philosophy and literature to consider cinema, Dr. Stadler shows that film spectatorship can be understood as a model for ethical attention that engages the audience in an affective relationship with characters and their values. Building on Vivian Sobchack's Address of the Eye and Carnal Thoughts, she uses a phenomenological approach to analyse ethical dimensions of film extending beyond narrative content, arguing that the camera describes experience and views screen characters with an evaluative form of perception: an ethical gaze in which spectators participate. Films discussed include Dead Man Walking, Lost Highway, Batman Begins, Nil By Mouth, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Film as Literature Literature as Film

Author: Harris Ross

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026011754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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This work discusses the relationship between film and literature, explaining and evaluating the issues most frequently raised on the subject. It also lists nearly 2,500 articles and books published from 1908 to 1985 on the comparison of film to drama, fiction, and poetry. These comparisons arose shortly after the first appearance of moving pictures as writers attempted to establish the differences between movies and drama. The study has since grown into a significant scholarly concern.

Film Art

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approach to narration has been to draw analogies between film and literature .
Novels have first - person narration ( “ Call me Ishmael ” ) and thirdperson
narration ...

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0070064466

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 508

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This introduction to film art explains the techniques specific to film as a medium, discusses the principles by which entire films are constructed, and explores how these techniques and formal principles have changed over the history of moviemaking. Frame enlargements are used to illuminate concepts, and there is information on the latest film technology, such as the computer and special effects used in shooting "Jurassic Park". This edition includes a new chapter dealing with types of films and the concept of genre; and there is also a new section on "The New Hollywood" and independent film-making. In addition, there is a new appendix on selected Internet reference sites in film from the World Wide Web.

Millennium Film Journal

... and when academic criticism is willing to study its own strategies of operation ,
that The Lead Shoes seems open to serious study . In Narration in the Fiction
Film , David Bordwell outlines a Constructivist account of narrative
comprehension ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015061657998

Category: Experimental films

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